Game 147, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, ESPN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Merrill Kelly (7-9, 4.30 ERA) goes for the D-Backs and LHP Julio Urías (17-3, 2.98 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers. With that W-L record and a falling ERA, Urías may be close to entering the Cy Young award conversation along with his teammates Max Scherzer and Walker Buehler.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1946 In Brooklyn, a giant swarm of gnats engulfs Ebbets Field at the end of the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader. The nightcap is called due to the bothersome insects and the impending darkness, resulting in a 2-0 Dodger victory over the Cubs.
  • 1950 At Ebbets Field, Cardinal starter Cloyd Boyer hurts his arm while warming up and is replaced by Red Munger. The reliever goes the distance, beating the Dodgers, 6-2, getting credit for a complete game, but not for a game started.
  • 1978 Don Sutton, in front of 47,188 fans at Dodger Stadium, throws a six-hitter to beat Atlanta, 5-0. Los Angeles, with tonight’s attendance, becomes the first major league team in history to draw three million fans at home.
  • 1995 Ozzie Smith takes part in the 1,554th twin killing of his career to set a new big league record for double plays. The Cardinals’ shortstop’s wizardry isn’t enough to prevent the Redbirds’ 7-6 loss to the Dodgers at Busch Stadium.

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144 thoughts on “Game 147, 2021

    • Speculation I have been reading has it any where from 4 years $56M to 5 years $80M. No matter what, he will be getting a substancial raise.

  1. Pads tack on some insurance in the eighth, as the Gnatpen fizzles. It’s now 7-3 going to the ninth.

    • Not good, Belt got a HR on review when a fan sitting just on the foul side of the foul pole reached across into fair territory to catch it. Very interesting to see if they got that call correct

  2. Re the above intro, how did that swarm of Gnats make it all the way from the Polo Grounds to Ebbets Field? They weren’t even on the schedule.

  3. I like to think that the random cheering was the crowd just finding out that RBI is back in town!

        • Meanwhile, AZ has 3 RBI’s off of 2 separate hits – the single to score 2 and the solo home run. (I realize they have more than 2 hits in total)

  4. In another reality, this game would already be something like 8-3 for the Dodgers and a much more comfortable ride to the end.

    • However they seem to be much more focused and effective offensively to me, since last week. Finding holes, not trying to hit every one out of the park, etc.

        • For what it’s worth, Dave, a friend of mine who’s an elected BART director (the rapid transit system is an autonomous government) tells me the system is now running again until midnight. Presumably the Gnats could start games later if they wanted to.

          • Thanks for the update! Watch it will be the Giants undoing… which you have all your chips in on the table to have happen!

          • Well then I guess it will have to be old age and regression to the mean that will be the Giants undoing!

  5. Hi all. Back from our wild and woolly indie short film shoot, full of lightning storms, Sequoia fires, you name it! But very pleased, if exhausted. Meanwhile, woo-HOO times… five? Six?

    • That’s an excellent piece of writing and statistics. It puts in black and white just how bad Bellinger has been this season. Sad.